The team has been blessed by a full day of ministry today here in Kaposvár. We have always encouraged the team to always seek out “one more drama” for the day as we want to always do Jesus ministry wherever we may go. This church plant with Golgata not only has committed members every week, but the church plant leaders are such amazing servants and warriors of the faith. Itsel has shown off her wonderful cooking abilities in some traditional Hungarian goulash for the team tonight and has served with such passion. Pastor Jury meets no stranger and works with the other local pastors in this area to reach all types of people groups here in this part of Hungary. We have been encouraged and blessed by their calling here.
The team began today's ministry by the church at the local post office and park, ministering to the people in this area. Sometimes when the team comes to the area, there may be some people in the park or a few walking by, but as the team is faithful to share the good news, God has always provided people coming to watch the drama, for today is the day of salvation; we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Peggy Nunley, president of Awe Star, has joined #TeamEasternEurope this past weekend and taught the team about God giving us a clean heart, a reclaimed wholeness because of God’s work in us. We also celebrated her birthday in Hungary today as she has returned to the country she began serving in with Awe Star. What a celebration this is today seeing how God has provided in all things and is faithful!
Pastor Jury told us about the meaning of the town names we have visited here; even though he is from Serbia, Hungarian is a mother language for his family. Where we have been staying in Kaposvár, "vár" means "castle" and "Kapo" means "river"; thus, we are staying in “River Castle” part of Hungary. The team met with Pastor Benson, another gentleman who works with the gypsies in a local village outside of Kaposvár named Kürtöspuszta. The name of this town means “trumpet in the desert land.” The team felt the call of the trumpet here bringing in the Good News to the people here, fewer than 200 in this village. Tonight, almost half of the town came to see and hear the gospel. Many were seeking prayer and though we see the seeds being planted, we know the Lord is the One who gives salvation.
God is doing an amazing work here in southern Hungary! When we asked the pastors how we can pray for their ministry, they said, “Please pray for conversions of the heart to fill the deeper need of the heart that only Jesus can fill.” Would you join us in praying for Pastor Benson, Pastor Jury and the other pastors in this area as they continue to proclaim the good news of the gospel?
Until all hear,
—Eastern Europe Leadership